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  • De Blasio still won't endorse Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid

    06/07/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 6/07/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Mayor de Blasio is playing hard-to-get with his former boss and presumptive 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. For the third time, de Blasio refused to endorse Clinton on national television, sidestepping questions about throwing his support behind the former New York senator. "As for the Democratic field, each of the candidates is beginning to address these issues," de Blasio said on CBS' "Face the Nation" about whether any of the declared Democratic presidential candidates had adequately addressed issues like income inequality and a higher minimum wage. "I'm waiting to hear a fuller vision from each, on how they'll actually tackle...
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBK’s 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • Les Moonves Stiffs Parking Valet Because He Only Carried Huge Wad of 100s

    06/01/2015 5:14:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 1, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Look at the size of that wad! It's huge! And it is all 100 dollar bills! How much you carrying there, Les? $5000? $10,000? $20,000? More? As we have seen, the networks declined to report that their CEOs including CBS CEO Les Moonves who earned over $54 million this past year were "overpaid." Perhaps they were embarrassed to report this. However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you can see in the video on the Page Six report of the New...
  • Schieffer: ‘We Now Don’t Know Where People Get Their News’

    05/30/2015 11:05:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | May 29, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The legendary Bob Schieffer is calling it a career Sunday as he hosts his last “Face the Nation.” Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and in that span he covered the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Capitol Hill, anchored the “CBS Evening News,” and hosted “Face the Nation” the past 24 years. Washington has changed dramatically when he began covering the nation’s capital. Schieffer told “CBS This Morning” on Friday that the “revolution in communications” has turned D.C. “upside-down.” “We now don’t know where people get their news, but what we do know is they’re bombarded with...
  • How James Patterson's novel 'Zoo' became a series on CBS

    05/29/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 29, 2015 | T.L. Stanley
    No need to head to the multiplex for big action, special effects and hair-raising thrills, says bestselling author James Patterson, when the CBS adaptation of his novel, "Zoo," promises all that — and rampaging wildlife, to boot. "It should give the summer movies a run for their money," said Patterson, a populist literary star perhaps best known for his Alex Cross franchise, less so for being understated. "There's horror, sci-fi, suspense. It's kind of James Patterson meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It's a scary fable."
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.
  • NBC News comes to Cochise County

    05/18/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    The Chiricahua Community Health Center’s mobile clinic has been a boon for the region in recent years since it’s designed to treat rural and low income areas like those found in Cochise County. The clincs are empowered by grants from the national Children’s Health Fund, which made possible the story that NBC News will tell the world this week about Buena rising sophomore Efrain Gonzalez II. The mobile clinic treats Gonzalez for Type 1 Diabetes, which allows him to backpaddle into pass coverage just like any other defender in one of the Colts’ last football practices of the school year.
  • CBS News' Political Director: Obama Must 'Destroy' the Republican Party (new Face the Nation host)

    05/15/2015 2:56:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/19/13 | John Nolte
    Reading the Left’s fevered desires over at Slate isn’t anything new. Not even articles breathlessly titled and subtitled: Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party. Not even articles that read: The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat. … Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at CBS.com: http://bit.ly/1A0NsOr
  • CBS renews 15 series — but not long-running ‘CSI’

    05/12/2015 4:01:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 11, 2015
    CBS has renewed 15 of its series for next season — but missing from the list is long-running crime procedural “CSI.” The network has not confirmed the fate of the franchise flagship, and may opt to end the Ted Danson series with a TV movie rather than a 16th season, according to reports.
  • Benghazi Talking Points Author Disses Governor Palin, Praises Obama

    05/11/2015 8:37:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 11 2015 | Steve Flesher
    I ran across this heavily edited article at USA Today written by Susan Page.  In it, she reports a new book coming out by a man she describes as having a "33-year career with the CIA."  This man is Michael Morell who praises Barack Obama as "extremely thorough" but claims that Governor Palin had "no understanding of national security issues" back when he claims to have met her in 2008. Everything from the headline to the image Susan Page uses indicates who the USA Today writer was interested in spotlighting.  (Yep, Governor Palin remains the left’s ultimate bogeyman).  Furthermore, when one digs a tad...
  • Results Of 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count To Be Released (4pm today)

    05/11/2015 11:06:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 11 May 2015
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Monday was expected to release the results of the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The number, which will be the largest in the nation, will be presented at 4 p.m. at the LAHSA Commission Meeting. The LAHSA was created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in LA County. Members coordinate and manage over $70 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons.
  • ABC, CBS Censor Study Showing Babies Viable at 22 Weeks

    05/10/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2015 | 2:31 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    Broadcast networks have taken their cues from The New York Times, except when it publishes stories about babies that they don’t like. A study released Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine documented thousands of premature births to discover a small number of babies born at 22 weeks, with medical treatment available to them, survived with few health implications. The findings that could “affect the abortion debate” landed on the front page of the May 7 New York Times and garnered attention from NBC’s Today. Other media, like ABC and CBS, stayed silent during their morning and evening news...
  • As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra

    05/08/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 56 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | May 7, 2015
    NEW YORK – Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years. "Of course, I had the old mixed feelings, sadness, etcetera," Shaffer said during an interview in his office behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. "Now I have come around to just being absolutely thankful for such a wonderful...
  • Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis

    05/06/2015 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 5/4/2015 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data. How can that be possible? Because “diversity” and “segregation” are two different things, when you look at them from a city-wide level and then the neighborhood level, writes Nate Silver, the founder and editor of the Five Thirty Eight blog. “Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city,” Silver writes. “But it is also an extremely diverse city. And the difference between those terms — which are often misused and...
  • CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

    05/06/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2015-05-06 | Jeffrey Meyer
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell for an exclusive interview that aired on Wednesday and the CBS anchor made sure to push the liberal line about whether or not the GOP has a “problem with women voters?”
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • New CBS Series To Test Generosity By Asking Families To Choose Between Keeping Or Sharing 100K

    04/29/2015 12:36:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | by Kipp Jones
    A new CBS series will be testing the compassion and values of a dozen struggling families this summer, by presenting them with briefcases containing more than $100,000, and giving them an option to either keep it all, or share it with someone who might need it more. The Briefcase will feature hard-working American families, who are feeling the impacts of financial setbacks, when they are presented with a briefcase containing $101,000. Every week, two families will have 72 hours to learn details about each other’s taxing circumstances and make the difficult decision of what to do with the cash. The...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • CBS News Breaks Out Their Monica Lewinsky Knee Pads for Obama

    04/22/2015 6:52:27 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 04/21/2015 | Michael Becker
    CBS News is in the tank for Barack Obama. Of course, and less you’ve been living in a cave, you already knew that. But last night’s episode of the CBS fictional series “60 Minutes” provided new evidence of their love affair with our second black president. They broke out there Monica Lewinsky branded kneepads for an episode focusing on Syria. You’ll recall that Pres. Obama made a number of statements regarding Syrian dictator Assad with reference to chemical weapon use. He noted that if chemical weapons were used in Syria, Assad would have crossed a “Red Line.” No sooner were...
  • CBS Dusts Off And Colorizes ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes For May Sweep Tryout

    04/19/2015 12:46:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    CBS, which has aired colorized episodes of I Love Lucy during the Christmas holiday period, is expanding the scheduling strategy to May. That’s when broadcast networks celebrate the end-of-TV-season holes in their schedules because their regular series have completed their runs. The network said today it will air two newly colorized episodes of its popular 1950s series from 8-9 PM Sunday, May 17. William Holden guest stars in “L.A. At Last!” (1955), and George Reeves — who was starring on TV’s Adventures Of Superman at the time — reprises his role as the Man of Steel in “Lucy and Superman”...
  • NEW ‘FACE THE NATION’ HOST URGED OBAMA TO ‘PULVERIZE…DESTROY…DELEGITIMIZE GOP’

    04/13/2015 9:51:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | By John Nolte
    It was announced over the weekend that on June 7 John Dickerson will replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” CBS News president David Rhodes — whose brother Ben is a top Obama official most famous for editing the truth out of the infamous Benghazi talking points — said of Dickerson, “John is first and foremost a reporter — and that’s what he’ll be as anchor of ‘Face the Nation.’ “His work in the studio will always be informed by what he’s learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill — anywhere there’s news.”...
  • Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes

    04/12/2015 9:16:07 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 84 replies
    Senate Budget Committee ^ | April 09, 2015
    Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes BURLINGTON, Vt., April 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Budget Committee ranking member, today issued the following statement on new data showing the extent to which some American companies are avoiding taxes: “I applaud Citizens for Tax Justice for releasing new data today revealing the unfairness of our tax system and the fact that a number of the biggest and most-well known corporations in America continue to pay little or nothing in taxes. At a time when we have massive wealth and income inequality, and when corporate profits are soaring, it...
  • Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment [Gay Dir. of CBS Evening News Accused]

    04/04/2015 9:40:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | April 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>April 4, 2015 Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment By Rick Moran A former employee of CBS news is suing the network and two top managers for sexual harrassment.</p> <p>Kenneth Lombardi, a former staff reporter, claims that the director of the CBS Evening News and another manager made unwanted advances toward him. And he has the texts and emails to prove it.</p>
  • ‘That’s messed up': Va. CBS employee reports #MemoriesPizza GoFundMe for fraud — ‘just in case’

    04/04/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 3, 2015
    So, who’s this Alix Bryan person? Well, as she puts it in her Twitter bio, she’s “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, Virginia. -snip She’s also a model citizen who took it upon herself to report the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — despite the fact that she had no evidence whatsoever: Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan Are you kidding me? Indiana pizzeria raises $17k in an hour by being bigoted? http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza  7:33 PM - 1 Apr 2015 Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://www.gofundme.com/contact?t=donation_page_report&url=MemoriesPizza … 7:46 PM -...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • CBS Affiliate Employee Being Investigated for Bogus Fraud Report against ‘Memories Pizza’

    04/03/2015 12:38:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza, a spokesman told The Gateway Pundit on Friday . . . . . .“I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case." When challenged for filing a fraud complaint based on no evidence, Bryan said “that is totally acceptable to do” and that had she looked in to the matter after she filed her complaint. “Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did...
  • CBS reporter sues network honchos for sexual harassment

    04/02/2015 7:39:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    nt daily news ^ | 4-2-2015 | STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A CBS celebrity reporter sued two of his bosses Thursday, saying they drunkenly groped him during boozy encounters that weren’t taken seriously by America’s Most Watched Network. Ken Lombardi, 29, charges in documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court that at a December 2013 CBS News holiday party, Duane Tollison, a senior producer, grabbed Lombardi’s crotch and kissed his neck. “I wanted to apologize if anything I did offended you or crossed a line. I like to get a little crazy. If you weren’t offended, then let’s do it again. LOL How is your day so far? :)” Tollison wrote the...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • Art Imitating Life, or Propaganda Selling a Flawed Iranian Nuke Deal?

    03/24/2015 11:58:42 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | Roger Aronoff
    When the CBS show “Madam Secretary” premiered last September, there was much speculation [1] and hand-wringing about whether or not the title character, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord played by Tea Leoni, was inspired by Hillary Clinton, and if this show was meant as a long-running political ad humanizing Hillary Clinton. Such an effort might help make her ascension to the White House seem plausible, if not inevitable. Despite the denials, it seems clear that “Madam Secretary” was just such an effort, and still is. But in the few episodes I’ve watched, I haven’t seen much of what we know...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 60 MINUTES CORRESPONDENT LARA LOGAN BACK IN HOSPITAL OVER 2011 ARAB SPRING SEXUAL ASSAULT

    03/24/2015 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Breibart's Big Journalism ^ | March 23, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan is back in the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to years-long complications stemming from the brutal sexual assault she endured in Egypt while covering the Arab Spring in early 2011, several sources close to her—including one family friend who went on the record—confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday evening. A 60 Minutes spokesman also confirmed to Breitbart News late Monday that Logan was in fact hospitalized.“Very few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is. In spite of everything she’s had to face in the last two years, people have no idea the...
  • Chinese company pledged $2 million to Clinton Foundation in 2013

    03/16/2015 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | March 16, 2015 | By Julianna Goldman
    A CBS News investigation has found that at least one foreign company with close ties to its government has been giving generously to the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Since its founding, the Clinton Foundation has invested millions each year for work in fighting AIDS and empowering women, but its recent uptick in donations from foreign governments has been raising questions about the potential influence on Hillary Clinton, as she gets ready to run for president. The foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments - and according to an analysis by CBS News -...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • Ex-NBC Bureau Chief Backs Up O’Reilly’s Account of Falklands War Riot (Sorry David Corn fans)

    Two former CBS reporters have strongly disputed Bill O’Reilly‘s accounts of what happened one night when they covered a riot in Buenos Aires, but on The Factor tonight, O’Reilly brought on a former NBC News bureau chief who backed up his story. Don Browne was the NBC News Miami bureau chief at the time, and he oversaw the network’s Falklands coverage. And Browne told O’Reilly his account was accurate. As opposed to some of the other accounts, which have to some extent downplayed the danger, Browne said the situation “got progressively more intense” and there were demonstrations in Buenos Aires...
  • CBS News Releases Video Referenced in O'Reilly Dispute

    02/23/2015 6:17:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2015
    NEW YORK — CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.
  • CBS’s Sunday Morning omits Dan’s Savage Douchery

    02/16/2015 10:38:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-15 | DrJohn
    The CBS Sunday Morning program yesterday morning ran a glowing segment on Dan Savage. The nationally-syndicated advice columnist on romance and relationships explains to correspondent Erin Moriarty how to talk to your kids about sex, even when - especially when - they don't want to hear it from you. Video of a portion of it is at the link. Savage pontificates about relationships and how to talk to your son about sex and relationships. CBS Sunday Morning completely skipped over the rest of the story. People really should have been given the other side of Dan Savage opinions and actions....
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Bob Simon‘s driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 license suspensions

    02/13/2015 5:38:54 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/13/15 | By Larry Celona, Georgett Roberts and Jamie Schram
    Bob Simon‘s driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 license suspensions CBS newsman Bob Simon’s black-car driver was a rookie with nine license suspensions who is suspected of speeding during the fatal crash — and had just one hand on the wheel because he had a “dead” left arm from a suicide attempt, sources said Thursday. Investigators believe Abdul Reshad Fedahi, a 44-year-old Afghan immigrant who lives in a homeless shelter, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake after sideswiping a car on the West Side Highway at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, law-enforcement sources said. “He hit the gas pedal instead...
  • Bob Simon (60 Minutes) Dead Following Car Crash

    02/11/2015 6:47:33 PM PST · by cincinnati65 · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-11-5 | Yahoo News
    60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon died Wednesday evening in a car accident in New York. The CBS newsman was riding in a livery cab that struck another car and then crashed into a median on the West Side Highway, his network confirmed. Simon, the recipient of 24 Emmy awards, began regularly contributing to the Sunday-night newsmagazine in 1996. He also was a correspondent for 60 Minutes II; when that series wrapped in 2005, he worked full-time on 60 Minutes.
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • Brian Williams’ Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its “Today” franchise having ceded ground to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and its Sunday-morning mainstay “Meet the Press” struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor – in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose “NBC Nightly News” is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams’ admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • Bye bye NCIS.

    02/02/2015 10:26:34 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    CBS.com ^ | 3 Feb 2015 | Staff
    Tonight's episode; "We Build, We Fight" - NCIS S12 E13 Gibbs and the team investigate when a Navy lieutenant who is set to be the first openly gay servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor is murdered
  • 'Stonewalled' author Attkisson to testify on Obama’s AG nominee

    01/26/2015 9:47:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/15 | Julian Hattem
    A former CBS investigative reporter who has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the Obama administration for hacking will be among the witnesses at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee. Sharyl Attkisson has accused the Obama administration of breaking into her computer and phone after she reported stories that were critical of the administration, such as the events surrounding the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the failed “Fast and Furious” operation. She told her story in the book "Stonewalled." She will testify during this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Loretta Lynch, Obama’s...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 258 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • Every Newsroom or Stadium Press Box Without a Black Shows Donald Sterling-Level Racism (quotas)

    04/30/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    On NPR’s race-matters talk show “Tell Me More” on Monday, host Michel Martin discussed the Donald Sterling scandal with New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden, announcing he had written the book "Forty Million Dollar Slave: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete." Rhoden used the Sterling scandal to thump a tub for racial quotas in journalism. He claimed that every time there’s not a black journalist in a newsroom or a stadium press box, that news outlet or media elite is Donald Sterling-level racist:
  • Chris Broussard clarifies his ESPN remarks about Jason Collins

    04/30/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 4/30/13 | Houston Mitchell
    <p>ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard caused a lot of controversy Monday when he said the following about NBA center Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay earlier in the day: "I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.... If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."</p>
  • Romney Leads Obama in Nevada, Based on Recent Dane & Associates Poll

    10/12/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT · by libh8er · 29 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Dane & Associates
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- With the election less than one month away, Mitt Romney leads by 3 points over President Obama in the key battleground state of Nevada. Just prior to the debate in Colorado both candidates increased their presence in Nevada. Mitt Romney opened offices in Hispanic areas of Las Vegas while President Obama personally delivered pizza to his volunteers. Obama is now suffering the fallout of last week's debate, which is demonstrated in a recent poll conducted by Dane & Associates. Just a week ago, this race was a dead heat, but now after...
  • "Born and Raised In Nevada" - Pro Romney Greg Anthony Ad

    10/06/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Former professional basketball player Greg Anthony has a soft spot in his heart for Nevada. When he voted for Barack Obama, he thought he’d be a centrist. After four years though, he’s heard enough excuses. He’s supporting Mitt Romney because we can’t afford four more years like the last.
  • Former NBA player Greg Anthony promotes Romney

    10/05/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 5, 2012
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former pro basketball player Greg Anthony is backing Mitt Romney for president in a new Nevada TV commercial. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas alum says in the ad that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 because he thought Obama was a centrist. Anthony says he lost faith in Obama and is now supporting Romney, who he calls "a no-excuse kind of guy."